Bactris guineensis

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Figure 1. B. guineensis at



Numerous (see Royal Botanic Gardens Species List)

Distribution & Habitat:

Central America thru to Venezuela. Rainforest.


A small to medium sized densely clustering palm, very spiny, with finely pinnate leaves.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Kew Gardens

Figure 2. B. guineensis

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Kew, PalmWeb, eMonocot, JSTOR, Trebrown

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